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First10EM Journal Club: November 2019

We are back!  Another journal club with Dr Justin Morgenstern.  This month we have a really diverse bunch of papers that looks at CRASH-3, distraction techniques for kids in ED, making the patient experience better, wound closure and syncope workup (Spoiler: CTs ain’t that great). As always the full-text PDFs are available at the cost […]

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Delayed Dialysis Disasters

Working in the Kimberley is a constant challenge.  The medicine is fascinating, the logistics can be difficult.  Fortunately, our patients tend to be quite robust.  There is one particular scenario that epitomises this dynamic perfectly – the “missed dialysis” patient. What am I talking about?  There are a few things to you need to know […]

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PODCAST: Vancomycin by Continuous Infusion

A few weeks ago I posted on Vancomycin and the Nephrocidal Maniacs – in that post I described the problems that we have in the Kimberley with MRSA, renal disease and sepsis.  We walk a fine line between toxicity and efficacy when we treat our patients with severe, limb-threatening infections. I have learned a lot […]

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The ULTIMATE SMACC Journal Club

Sadly, the final SMACC conference danced its last moves on Friday. It was an amazing week with lots of learning, inspiration and camaraderie. After the last SMACC in Berlin Justin and I resolved to try and create the best journal club ever at the final SMACC in Sydney…. and I reckon we have done it! […]

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Rural Anaesthesia PODCAST: February 2019

Welcome back to the latest instalment of the RADU podcast. In this episode I was joined on the couch by my Broome GPA colleagues to discuss a few topics. Thanks to Drs Alex Harris, Melanie Little and Sascha Saharov for providing their expertise. The topics we discuss on this podcast include: Elective GA Caesarean sections […]